Admissions Information

IMPORTANT - Please email the School Office to accept your Reception 2020 allocated place. 
If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below:

For further information or to enquire about a place at our school please contact the school office on 0151 428 6295 or alternatively e-mail Debbie Pearce at

New Admissions to Reception Class for September 2020
The Local Authority and Governors of Bishop Martin offer places for admission to Reception for children who have celebrated their fourth birthday by August 31st. We are currently a one form entry with 30 places to allocate. 

You can apply online, using the link below, for entry into Reception for September 2020.

The application process opened on 12th September 2019 and will close on Wednesday 15th January 2020. Please make sure you have registered your 3 choices of schools online with the Local Authority prior to the closing date. 

Our Open Day to view our school is on Thursday 10th October 2019 at 9am.

Primary School Application Forms for September 2020 that require signing by the Vicar of St. Peter's Church

If you require our Rector Kip Crooks to sign your forms, please make an appointment for one of the times below:

Wednesday 6th November - 5 - 6.30pm or

Saturday 9th November - 9.30 - 1pm in the Hub (Simon Peter Centre)

You will please need to make an appointment and complete as much of the detail on your forms as possible before coming. To book an appointment please phone the Rectory (O151 428 1853). If no-one answers, please leave your name and contact number and someone will get back to you.

What are the admission arrangements for children with disabilities?

Children are admitted to Bishop Martin CE Primary school according to our admissions policy. The admission of pupils with disabilities is the same as those applied to pupils without disabilities. The school complies fully with the Equality Act 2010 and the School Admissions Code 2012 in relation to the arrangements for the admission of disabled pupils. Where the school is oversubscribed all children are admitted in accordance with the published oversubscription criteria. Where a child is disabled the school will make reasonable adjustments and provide auxiliary aids or services to ensure that no disabled child is placed at a substantial disadvantage compared to other pupils.

Parents of children with disabilities are advised to speak to us prior to admission to discuss any reasonable adjustments required so we can plan accordingly.

 In Year Transfers (Year 1 to Year 6)
If you wish to apply for a year group other than Reception Class please contact the school office on 0151 428 6295 or via e-mail:

Alternatively, you can ring the Admissions Team at the Local Authority on 0151 233 3006.

Where places are available for other year groups and applicants meet the criteria laid down in the school's admission policy, places will be offered upon approval by the Governing Body. 


If you wish to appeal for a place in Reception in September 2020 then please email school to request the Appeal documentation to either or The closing date for Appeal forms to be back to school is 15th May 2020. Please note we ask that you DONOT post your paperwork as the postal system is currently unreliable. 

Please note there are changes to the Appeal system this year due to COVID-19 please read the procedure that is sent to you.


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